Four Guns to the Border

Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 American Technicolor Western film directed by Richard Carlson starring Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader, Walter Brennan and Nina Foch.[1]

Four Guns to the Border
Directed byRichard Carlson
Produced byWilliam Alland
Screenplay byGeorge Van Marter
Franklin Coen
Story byLouis L'Amour
StarringRory Calhoun
Colleen Miller
George Nader
Walter Brennan
Nina Foch
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 1954 (1954-11-03) (Los Angeles)
  • November 5, 1954 (1954-11-05) (New York City)
  • December 12, 1954 (1954-12-12) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States


In 1881, a quartet of bandits have their eye on robbing the bank of Cholla. Though several attempts have ended disastrously for the bank robbers, Cully, the leader, has a plan. On their way they meet Simon Bhumer and Lolly, his daughter. Dutch, one of Cully's gang, was a former friend of Simon when both were gunfighters until Simon gave up gunslinging to settle down and raise a family, though his wife was later killed in an Indian attack.

The gang meets up again with Simon and Lolly at their friend Greasy's general store and see signs of Apache activity leading to war. Cully and Lolly hate each other at first, but each senses something good in the other. They separate after the bank robbery. Simon and Lolly ride to their new farm at Shadow Valley.

Cully's plan is to ride into his former town of Cholla, where he was expelled by rival Jim Flannery, now the town sheriff. As all the men in town watch Cully and Jim beat the living daylights out of each other, the others rob the bank without incident or witnesses. Heading for the Mexican border, the gang sees that the Apaches are on the warpath. Cully has to choose between being safe and rich in Mexico or rescuing Simon and Lolly from an Apache war party.


See also


  1. p.173 Fitzgerald, Michael G. & Magers, Boyd Ladies of the Western: Interviews with Fifty-One More Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s McFarland, 2 Feb 2006
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